Ghanaian reggae music pioneer, Blakk Rasta, who is also an activist, lecturer and radio personality – has been invited to be part of the 10th edition of the Market for African Performing Arts (MASA) 2018, slated for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The International Artistic Committee of MASA 2018 selected Blakk Rasta, among other international musicians from all the world – to the festival scheduled for 10 to 17 March 2018.
Under the theme, ‘What Economic Models for the Performing Arts? –Troops, Concert Halls & Festivals’, this edition of MASA 2018 coincides with the 25th edition of the major cultural event in Africa.
According to Kone’ Dodo of the Artistic Committee, the likes of Blakk Rasta were selected for the festival based on criteria such as; originality, musicality, stage presence and diversity.
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The single is an ode to the legalization of marijuana, heavily based on commentary passed by the Former UN Head in February 2016, where the recognized diplomat called for the legalization of the narcotic.